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The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Our websites

We maintain and administer a wide range of websites that include public information, independent agency and all-of-government websites.

See also: Our social media sites

Corporate information




Internal Affairs - Te Tari Taiwhenua

Information about the work of the Department of Internal Affairs and its principal services via the web. This multi-agency website includes direct URLs to many services sections.

Current vacancies 

List of job vacancies at Internal Affairs (sign in to apply).


Internal Affairs services and information




Births, deaths and marriages - Whanautanga, matenga, marenatanga

All BDM service information is now part of

BDM online

Acts as a landing page for historical and non-historical records. Includes the non-historical section where users can login via i-Govt and order records.

Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records

This site allows users to search and order historical records without being issued with an igovt ID.

Charities Services

Information website for Charities Services, giving the public an overview of its role. Includes the Charities register, where charities can register, view and update their details.

Citizenship Education

For students and teachers to explore the concept of New Zealand citizenship – what New Zealand citizenship means and the rights and responsibilities it confers.

Community Matters

Lottery Grants distribution committee and Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) grants can be applied for from this website.

Censorship compliance

Enforcement of censorship regulation. Presents information about what the agency does.

Dog Safety

This is an information sharing resource on how to be safe around dogs.

Electronic Monitoring System

Information about the part of the gambling compliance service that regulates pokie machines.

Financial Integrity (anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism) Information for the Department's reporting entities under the AML/CFT regime.

Gambling compliance

Administer and enforce casino and non-casino gambling regulation in New Zealand.

Identity services online

Authenticated users can login and add identity records

Identity theft - What is identity theft?

Information for people who may have had their identity stolen.

Local Councils New Zealand

This website is aimed at providing more accessible information for people to participate in their local processes.

Passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

Public information website about New Zealand passports.

Rates Rebate Scheme

Informational site for people that want to find out about the rates rebate scheme

Single Transferable Vote

Explains Single Transferable Vote or STV voting system.

Spam compliance

The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (the Act) prohibits electronic spam with a New Zealand link (i.e. messages sent to, from, or within New Zealand). The Act refers to spam as 'unsolicited commercial electronic messages'.

Spam Mobi Site

Mobile website for lodging TXT spam complaints.

The Office of Ethnic Communities

This website celebrates New Zealand and its ethnic communities. Ethnic people and their families are part of New Zealand's national identity and support our nation's economic transformation.

Translation Service - Te Putahi Whakawhiti Reo

The Translation Service provides professional translation services to businesses, central and local government, education providers and private individuals.


All-of-Government websites




All Government

Directory and search across all of the New Zealand government agencies and services.

Beehive - The official website of the New Zealand Government

This web site is the main portal used by the Government of the day to communicate with the Public.  It is of particular interest to reporters and politically minded people.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust

The information on this site is provided to help people learn about the function of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, its role in the ongoing recovery effort for the Canterbury region and to provide details of how the money raised by the appeal is being spent.

Common web platform

Information about the Common Web Platform, all-of-government website product, and guidance for those that are using it.

Data online

Directory of publicly-available, non-personal New Zealand government held datasets.

E-government Shared Workspace Logon

148 live workspaces. There are more than 7,000 active users who authenticate via the igovt logon service from any computer.  Membership is not limited to Public Sector employees, i.e. there are a great number of independent contractors or private organisation employees

Gambling Commission

Corporate information on the Gambling Commission.

Government domain name ( registrar

Government organisations should use a domain as their primary domain for websites and email. This gives the public confidence in the trust and integrity of communications from government.

Information and Communications Technology

Information about ICT Functional Leadership across government.

The purpose of the website is to provide job seekers with access to job vacancies available within the New Zealand State Sector.

Local Government Commission

The Local Government Commission is an independent statutory body. They make decisions on the structure and representation requirements of local government in New Zealand.

New Zealand Gazette - Te Kahiti o Aotearoa The official newspaper of the New Zealand Government.  It is divided into commercial and government notices, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, departmental and parliamentary notices.

Public Sector Intranet

The Public Sector Intranet (PSI) is the easiest and most cost effective way to communicate across all agencies in the NZ public sector. It consists of a secure website that only government employees may use and contribute to, and purpose-built tools for sharing our work-related information.

RealMe This website for the RealMe identity verification service. It provides information about the services and contact details if help is required.

Royal Commission in to Canterbury Earthquakes

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission of inquiry will report on the causes of building failure as a result of the earthquakes as well as the legal and best-practice requirements for buildings in New Zealand Central Business Districts. The inquiry began in May 2011.

Royal Commission in to Canterbury Earthquakes - Public Hearings

Sub site of main Canterbury RC site - used to provide access to streaming video and YouTube archive.

Royal Commission in to the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy

The inquiry will examine and report on the causes of the explosions at the mine and subsequent loss of life, and all aspects of the safety regulatory regime and rescue operations at the mine.

Web Toolkit

Provides guidance, tips, and strategic advice on how to effectively use the online channel. It has a blog which provides information on topics relevant to government web and communications teams, including all-of-govt projects.


Archives New Zealand websites




Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand's primary website.

Archives New Zealand Library

DIA's (internal) online library catalogue where you can search through our collection of books and periodicals concerning conservation, archiving and recordkeeping.


Archives New Zealand's online finding aid.

Audio Visual Archives

Online finding aid for core National Film Unit (NFU) collection. Information on Archives New Zealand's preservation work and the history and life of the NFU.

Online regional exhibitions

This website highlights items from the collections of Archives New Zealand. Currently galleries from the Christchurch and Dunedin Regional Offices are available through this gateway, with galleries from other Offices to be added in the future.

Public Records Act 2005 Audit Self-Assessment tool

Online self-assessment tool specifically for government agencies being audited by Archives New Zealand under section 33 of the Public Records Act 2005.

Records Toolkit Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

The Community Archive

The Community Archive is a hub for New Zealand’s archival organisations to showcase their collections. It is a free, easy to use mini archive management system supported by Archives New Zealand.

War Art

War Art Online provides access to digitised versions of the National War Art Collection, which is a diverse collection of about 1,500 artworks covering major conflicts involving New Zealanders from World War One onwards.


National Library websites




National Library

Main website for the National Library of New Zealand. 


AnyQuestions is a service for New Zealand children to get help with homework questions from librarians.

Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa

Collaborative service which provides free access to broadband internet and computing equipment.

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives

Collaborative digitisation venture funded by National Library and other organisations. Contains digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives.


DigitalNZ is a metadata aggregation service and provides public APIs for developers to interface with the service.

Digital Preservation Programme
Website for the Preservation Research and Consultancy team in the National Library of New Zealand.

Directory of New Zealand Libraries

Contains contact details and other information about New Zealand libraries. This supports the interlibrary loan service through its ISO standard compliant registry of library symbols.


Collaborative electronic purchasing consortium.

Find. Get. Connect.

Cross collection federated search tool.

Index New Zealand

Index New Zealand is a catalogue of articles from New Zealand Journals.

Iwi-Hapu Names List

Used by cataloguers and descriptive archivists as a reliable and comprehensive resource when they are describing material in, by and about Maori. Jointly sponsored by LIANZA, Te Ropu Whakahau and National Library of New Zealand.

Kiwi Research Information Service

The Kiwi Research Information Service is a gateway to the open-access research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand.

Living heritage

Where young people celebrate New Zealand's heritage and taonga. Collaborative project with 2020 Communications Trust and The Learning Centre Trust of New Zealand.

Manuscripts and Pictorial Collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Contains digitised Manuscripts and Pictorial collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, including 100,000 pages from the papers of Sir Donald McLean and more than 70,000 New Zealand and Pacific images.

Many Answers is the companion site for and and provides "answers" to frequently asked questions in a suitable information literacy fashion.


Matapihi is a collaborative service. It provides a search across the digital collections of different New Zealand organisations from one website.

Mix and Mash

Mix and Mash is the website for the Great NZ Remix and Mashup competition, and is part of the DigitalNZ suite of collaborative services.

National Digital Heritage Archive Wiki

Run by the NDHA as a convenient source of information about the National Digital Heritage Archive and digital preservation at the National Library of New Zealand.

NZ cartoon archive

Provides information about the NZ cartoon archive which is ran out of the Turnbull Library

NZ Libraries Catalogue

Provides information about and links to all the items held in New Zealand Libraries.

Papers Past

Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.

Services to schools

Online service channel for Services to Schools. Includes resources for teachers, blogs, online communities and professional development courses.

Te Ao Hou

Allows users to search and browse all 76 issues of the magazine Te Ao Hou The New World.

Te Puna Web Directory

Provides a subject gateway to selected New Zealand and Pacific Island Internet information resources that help libraries, their users, and all New Zealanders meet their information needs.

Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961

Digitised issues of The Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, one of New Zealand's most important research publications, particularly for science.

Uia Nga Patai is the Maori language version of